Contacts

Email:Parks Superintendent

Mailing address:
2 W. Jackson Ave.
P.O. Box 308
Iola, KS. 66749

Office location:
418 Park Ave., Riverside Park
Iola, Ks 66749 Phone:(620) 365-4930

For information concerning building reservations, rental fees, deposits, facility regulations, etc. at the North Buckeye Community Building 505 N. Buckeye, Iola, and Riverside Park Community Building 510 Park Ave., Iola, please call (620)365-4930 or stop by our office, Park Maintenance Building, 418 Park Ave., just west of the Football Stadium in Riverside Park.

*All contract agreements must be completed and payments for facility rentals and deposits must be made no later than 48 hours in advance at the City Clerk's Office. All keys to facilities must be picked up at the City Clerk's Office.


*For information regarding burial fees, purchasing of burial spaces, placement of monuments, cemetery regulations, genealogy research, etc. at Highland Cemetery 1800 N. Cottonwood, Iola, and Iola Cemetery West 54 Highway, Iola, please contact personnel at Highland or Iola Cemetery. If you are unable to make contact with personnel at either cemetery please call 620-365-4935 or 620-365-4930 or stop by the Iola Cemetery Superintendent's office located in the Park Maintenance Building, 418 Park Ave., just west of the Football Stadium in Riverside Park.

Community Buildings

North Community Building

505 N. Buckeye
Meeting room with kitchen.
Capacity 176

Riverside Park Community Building

510 Park Ave.
Iola, KS 66749
Meeting room with kitchen.
Capacity 96


Park Rental Fees

North Community Building or Riverside Park Community Building
(Private use $50 + $50 Deposit)
(Commercial Use $65 +$50 deposit)

Contact the Parks Department at (620)365-4930 for more information.

 

Parks and Cemeteries Department

The Parks and Cemeteries Department is staffed with full-time employees: a Superintendent, Maintenance Foreman, Maintenance Workers. In the summer, approximately 10 seasonal employees are added to assist with maintenance of the park, ball diamonds and swimming pool operations. The Parks Department is responsible for management of over 100 acres of parks and public properties, and providing clean and well maintained facilities.

Photo of Riverside ParkRiverside Park

Iola's largest park with six ball diamonds, playground equipment, a sports stadium, community buildings, and swimming pool.

Photo of Meadowbrook ParkMeadowbrook Park

Two practice ball diamonds, two practice basketball courts, double tennis courts, one shelter house with a picnic area and playground area.

Walnut Park

A picnic area and a small playground area.

Photo of Cofachique ParkCofachique Park

Cofachique Park is the endpoint of the the Prairie Spirit Trail, which was recently designated as a Kansas State Park. A large shaded picnic area, one large shelter house, three mini shelters and a playground area.

East Iola Park

A picnic/playground park with a mini-shelter house.

Colborn Park

Double tennis courts, and a practice ball diamond


Cemeteries

Iola's two cemeteries came under the direction of the Park Superintendent in April of 1998 after a vote to dissolve the Cemetery Board. The old Iola Cemetery located on the west edge of town was opened in 1863, and Highland Cemetery located on the north end was opened in 1907.

Full time employees manage the grounds and take care of burial work. In the summer several part time workers help with mowing, weeding and general upkeep. In 2000, cemetery employees completed the conversion of all cemetery deeds and burial records to computer. This new system will allow genealogists and others interested in locating information about family or friends to have easy access to records and site locations. For your convenience, burial identification lists are avalable from the links below. The lists are in alphabetical order.

List of Burials at the Iola Cemetery

Iola Cemetery Map- View with Adobe Reader. Be sure to enlarge text to 100% within Adober Reader

This map is designed as a tool to help you pinpoint the general area of the burials for the individuals named on the Iola Cemetery burial list and it can also be used as an aid to help direct you to the approximate locations of these individuals.

Directions on how to use and understand this map. The Iola Cemetery map is divided by sections numbered 1 thru 8 and these areas are commonly known as individual blocks. The smaller numbers inside each of the individual blocks in commonly known as lots. When searching for an individual from the Iola Cemetery list of burials this map will display for the user the Block and Lot numbers only and not the individual space numbers!

*NOTE the individual space numbers for each lot is not displayed on this map.

SEARCH BY BLOCK AND LOT NUMBERS ONLY!

List of Burials at Highland Cemetery

Highland Cemetery Map- View with Adobe Reader. Be sure to enlarge text to 100% within Adober Reader

This map is designed as a tool to help you pinpoint the general area of the burials for the individuals named on the Highland Cemetery burial list and it can also be used as an aid to help direct you to the approximate locations of these individuals.

Directions on how to use and understand this map. The Highland Cemetery map is divided by sections numbered 1 thru 27 and these areas are commonly known as individual blocks. The smaller numbers inside each of the individual blocks in commonly known as lots. When searching for an individual from the Highland Cemetery list of burials this map will display for the user the Block and Lot numbers only and not the individual space numbers!

*NOTE the individual space numbers for each lot is not displayed on this map.

SEARCH BY BLOCK AND LOT NUMBERS ONLY!

For those seeking genealogy information associated with the Iola and Highland Cemeteries, it is available at the Iola Public Library.